A 2022 membership in the NCRA entitles you to participate in all excursions on the Northern Central Railroad and also all excursions on the Stewartstown Railroad throughout the membership period, (February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023) without any additional charge.   A 2022 membership also entitles you to vote at our regular monthly meetings. A single-ride temporary membership entitles you to ride for that day only, and does not include voting privileges.  You must be a member, or qualified spouse of a member to operate a railcar or hy-rail in any excursion on the Northern Central Railroad and on the Stewartstown Railroad.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NCRA IS NOT NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OTHER SPEEDER MEETS COORDINATED BY THE NCRA.   You will receive ride offerings on these other NCRA excursions regardless of your membership status.

 PLEASE NOTE:   Although there will be several scheduled and advertised events on the NCRR and the Stewartstown Railroad, most runs are set up a week or less in advance and are not advertised.   The NCRA has permission to ride both railroads on any two weekends in each month.   If you are interested in riding on a given date, contact the President or Secretary a week in advance to determine if other members are planning to run.   Many times a run can be set up if something wasn’t already planned.


 Membership in the NCRA is required before setting on at any NCRR or Stewartstown Railroad excursion. All release forms must be signed before setting on. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Dean Grote, President

4072 Blue Hill Road

Hanover, PA 17331  


You must be a 2022 NARCOA member and have 2022 NARCOA insurance to apply for 2022 NCRA membership.

You must completely fill out and return the membership application.  You must sign and return BOTH releases.  One is for the Northern Central Railroad and the other is for the Stewartstown Railroad.

Make a check for $60 for a new membership per application payable to: NCRA

Mail to:


54 Adams Road

New Freedom, PA  17349

Eileen Shrey, Secretary/Treasurer

54 Adams Road

New Freedom, PA  17349


Instructions for NCRA Membership Application

General Rules and Information

A.  Each 2022 member will receive an Operator's Permit Card after completing membership requirements.

B.  You must obey all NCRA & NARCOA rules as well as the rules of the York County Rail Trail and the Stewartstown Railroad.

C.  The York County Rail Trail, the Stewarstown Railroad, NCRA, and NARCOA are NOT liable for any action undertaken by an operator or rider on the rails.  YOU and YOUR RIDERS are responsible for your own actions and are expected to display good judgement.

D.  There will be a designated "run Coordinator" establised before each run.

E.  ALL runs must be coordinated through the NCRA president.  Person to person contact ONLY will be acceptable.  Leaving a message on an answering machine, or sending an e-mail, is NOT verification of a run.

F.  The NCRA has the right to restrict your privilege to ride the NCRR and Stewartstown Railrolad rails and may act at its own discretion within the ordinary procedures of the Associations.  The NCRA is a democratic club and operates generally under the Guild of Parliamentry Procedure.

G.  Railcar operators must be at the set-onlocation at the designated time.  DO NOT set-on until instructed to do so.  If you are late, and the other railcars have left o the run, you may not set-on and run your car.

All 3 forms must be filled out for membership.

The 2 NARCOA releases MUST be printed on duplex or both sides.  

Separate pages will NOT be acceptable.

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Northern Central Railcar Association

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